The 5-year old Hanoverian licensed stallion D'Avie has moved back to co-owner Andreas Helgstrand in Denmark in an attempt to qualify for the 2017 World Young Horse Championships.
"We are extremely happy to have this large-framed young stallion back at Helgstrand Dressage and we are looking forward to offering him for breeding. At Gestüt Peterhof they have done an amazing job with the stallion, and we have had a good cooperation," said Andreas Helgstrand.
Bred by Dorothee Heitmuller and co-owned by Helgstrand and Arlette Jasper-Kohl of Gestut Peterhof in Germany, D'Avie is by Don Juan de Hus x Londonderry x Walt Disney I. At the 2014 Hanoverian Stallion Licensing he became the auction price highlight selling to Helgstrand for 620,000 euro. Two months later Jasper-Kohl bought a half share in the horse.
D'Avie stood in Germany in 2015 but was pulled from breeding when his semen quality proved to be insufficient.
"The stallion was taken out of the breed as 4-year old, as the semen quality was not good enough. But fortunately, it has changed so we can now offer this amazing stallion, that with a modern type, great rhythmic gaits and fantastic nerve has a lot to offer," Helgstrand explained.
The goal this 2017 show season is to qualify D'Avie for the 2017 World Young Horse Championships in Ermelo. Helgstrand has allocated a rider to prepare the horse for qualification.
"We have a rider that fits perfectly with this young stallion and the plan is that D'avie is going to attend the World Championship for Young Dressage Horses in Ermelo this summer," said Andreas.
For the photo shoot Australian Simone Pearce was aboard D'Avie.